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Is Your Mechanic Scamming You?

July 13th, 2023 by

While most auto body technicians and mechanics are trustworthy, there are certainly a few dodgy grease monkeys who think they can pull fast ones on their customers. But that doesn’t mean you should start doing your own oil changes! For every shady mechanic, there are tens of good, honest mechanics out there! In this little…

2023 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2023 Honda Civic

June 30th, 2023 by

Some folks still think that American-made is the only way to go when it comes to automobiles. While it’s true that the good ole U-S-of-A still makes a fantastic car, there’s a whole wide world’s worth of other countries cranking our stellar vehicles. For instance, our friends over on the other side of the Pacific…

8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Change Your Own Oil

May 16th, 2023 by

There you are, socket wrench in hand, ready to save a buck and conquer the messy task of an oil change. It must be a simple job since every quick lube center advertises that they can get it done in minutes—right? What’s the big deal? Knowing how to change your oil may seem like a…

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101+ Personalized Cute License Plate Ideas

April 13th, 2023 by

Whether you’re trying to come up with personalized “girly” license plate ideas for your Hyundai Elantra, a cute car tag, or a fun vanity plate for your Tucson, we’ve got your dose of adorable below. Just remember: When it comes to customizing your car’s license plate, you’ve only got a few characters to play with—better…

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12 Warning Signs Your Car’s AC is Dying

March 22nd, 2023 by

Tired of sweating while driving to work? Hate that funky smell coming from your vents? If so, then it’s probably time to consider getting your car’s AC looked at. Neglecting your vehicle’s air conditioning can lead to a wide range of other problems, ranging from poor MPG to even breathing problems. What are the main…

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2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2023 Ford Maverick

February 24th, 2023 by

The small truck segment of the market has been criminally underserved in recent years. Models from the 90s and early aughts fell out of favor with the general public for a number of reasons—small cabs with barebones seating and amenities, too-small beds, and generally underpowered engines made them unappealing to all but the most niche…

11 Car Myths & Urban Legends: Busted

January 30th, 2023 by

“…and when she got out of the car, there was a hook hanging from the handle!” *shriek* For as long as modern humans have been around, we’ve been storytellers. Many of the far-fetched tales we spin are for entertainment purposes only, though a few of them end up becoming lore. Here are just a few…

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2023 Hyundai Santa Fe: The Best SUV of the Year (Again)

December 30th, 2022 by

Four – that’s the number of consecutive Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards Hyundai Santa Fe has reeled in. Following last year’s win, the 2023 Santa Fe put on its best Katherine Hepburn hat and accepted the automotive industry’s Oscar trophy for the 4th straight time, forcing other, less deserving midsize SUVs to awkwardly stand…

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Where to Trunk-or-Treat in Birmingham (2022)

October 20th, 2022 by

Taking an unguided, terror-fueled tour of a scary haunted house isn’t for everyone. If you don’t want your kids to sleep in your bed for the next 2 weeks, you might want to find other, less traumatizing Halloween activities for the family. Sounds like trunk-or-treating is in your future! As an alternative to trick-or-treating around…

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2023 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2023 Kia Sportage

September 30th, 2022 by

Don’t ya just hate it when siblings fight? Hyundai and Kia may both come from the same South Korean bloodline, but that doesn’t mean their vehicles are identical twins. Let’s look at and compare two of their most recognizable nameplates: the 2023 Tucson and Sportage. What’s the final word? Which is the best compact SUV?…

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